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Showing posts with label hair. Show all posts

Rosamund Pike's 2015 Oscars Look


photo credit: TPR Holdings
One of my favorite movies this year was Gone Girl. I read the book (couldn't put it down!) and LOVED the movie. I was excited to see Rosamund Pike looking super sexy and glamorous on the red carpet last night. 

Her hair was styled with Oscar Blandi products by Kylee Rae Heath. Here's the breakdown from Kylee:

"It was key to have it look easy and untried. We wanted to create tons of texture."

TO CREATE THE LOOK:

1.       Starting on damp hair I sprayed Oscar Blandi Protein Mist throughout the hair.

2.        I then applied Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse and combed the product through. 

3.       Next, I blew her hair out creating volume and movement. Before using a Sultra 3/4 inch sized barrel and a 1inch sized marcel iron to create texture, I sprayed Oscar Blandi Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray

4.       Once the texture was in place, I used a comb to section from behind the left ear, over the head to the top of the right ear. 

5.       I pulled the back section into a ponytail. Then, looking in a mirror together, I pulled the front section back to meet the ponytail securing with bobby pins.

6.       I sprayed the look into place and twisted the ponytail into a bun and pinned it. Then finished the look with the Pronto Lacca Medium Hold Hairspray and applied the Polish Glossing Creme to the short hair of her undercut.  

Oscar Blandi products can be found at Ulta.com. Personally, I'm a huge fan of Oscar Blandi hairspray. It smells so good!




Giveaway Break - Modere Hair Collection


Yesterday I posted about Modere's Beauty Box, which you can sign up for, risk free! 

Modere'sBeauty Box has 5 full-size products PLUS 4 travel size products.
  •       Try the travel sizes and full-size Dual Action Eye Gel for FREE
  •       If you don’t like them, return for FREE

Modere's Beauty Box has a great introductory price of $79.99 for $129.99 of products
  •       ExfoliantDesigned to cleanse pores and restore your complexion ($12.99).
  •       Anti-Aging Serum - Formulated to help preserve and enhance your natural look ($39.99).
  •       Antioxidant Gel – Contain Vitamin C to help preserve the nutrients in this gel ($24.99).
  •       Antioxidant Hair Serum - I love this stuff – gives my hair a beautiful healthy shine and keeps it frizz free ($21.99).
  •       Dual Action Eye Gel - This gel has been my best friend in helping me to hide and soothe my puffy eyes and darks circles during my pregnancy ($29.99).

KEEP the travel sizes and the Dual Action Eye Gel – $35.00 Value – FREE – as our thank you for trying Modere's Beauty Box.

Today, Modere and I are giving you a chance to WIN another collection of great products – The Hair Care Collection – premium quality, affordable price, never tested on animals! $80 Value

This collection includes the following:
  • Antioxidant Hair Serum - This is actually included in the Beauty Box, and I LOVE it. I use it after I'm done styling to help nourish my hair and tame frizz, but it can also be used before styling as well. It smooths hair with moluccana seed oil and improves color longevity. 
  • Repairing Hair Mask - Improves hydration and shine while nourishing severely damaged hair
  • Shampoo All Hair Types - Leaves hair feeling soft, natural and clean to increase manageability and sheen
  • Conditioner Dry/Color Treated Hair - Creamy formula enriched with panthenol for moisturizing repair that leaves hair feeling rejuvenated and looking silky and healthy

Visit Modere.com to check out all their products – use promo code 881393 and get up to $25 OFF your first order!

What are you waiting for? Enter below! 

 ***Giveaway***

Enter to win a full Modere Hair Collection set! 
There are 3 ways you can enter to win...

For 1 entry - Check out my Modere Beauty Box review post and comment below to let me know which product sounds most interesting to you. Pick one or pick all of them, let me know what you think! This counts as 1 entry once you add it to the rafflecopter widget. 

For 1 more entry - Share this Giveaway with your friends on Facebook! 

For 10 entries (WOW) - Try a Modere Beauty Box for FREE - try risk free - keep $35 of product just for trying. All you have to do is enter your order # in the rafflecopter below, and it will count as 10 entries!  
  
This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, September 12th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break (if you don't contact me within 7 days I will pick a new winner, so keep checking back!). 

If you can't see the Rafflecopter widget, please click here to enter. Good luck!
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Giveaway Break - Bosley Hair Moisture Masque

Yesterday I posted about how much I love Bosley Moisture Masque...today, you can enter to win one for yourself! 


 ***Giveaway***

Enter to win a Bosley Pro Hair Moisture Masque for yourself to try!

 
Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, add me to one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook. Make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day to increase your chances of winning!
 
This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, July 13th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Bosley Moisture Masque Review

After this harsh winter I feel like I've been playing catch up taking care of my hair and skin...they've been so dry! I was on a mission to focus on my hair for the past few months, and tested out Bosley Professional Strength Healthy Hair Moisture Masque.

I love this stuff. I've been using it about 3-4 times a week. I'll first shampoo my hair, rinse, and then apply this conditioner from the roots to the ends. I like to try and let it stay on for about 5 minutes in the shower, and then I rinse it out.


I love how this moisture masque makes my hair feel. Now that it's getting humid in Michigan, I usually fear frizziness during the day, but I haven't had problems when using this. It also doesn't make my hair too soft or oily to style, and can usually still go a day without washing when using this product.


According to the site, this masque contains a 'blend of mango and shea butters, with Brazilian palm tree and avocado oils, adding rich moisture and shine.' It also includes red wine extract to help with antioxidant protection, LifeXtend complex to help nourish hair and ColorKeeper complex to help prolong and protect color. 


This masque is pretty thick, and smells really good. You can definitely tell this a salon quality product, which I love. It's like having a spa day, every day! You can find it at salons, HSN and Ulta stores, and retails for $24.95. You can find a store near you that carries Bosley by using the store finder on their site




Is your hair still recovering from the harsh winter? If so, what are you doing to help revive it?


Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


Zoe Saldana's Super Sleek AMA Hairstyle

So bummed I missed the American Music Awards, but excited to flip through some of the looks from the night! Zoe Saldana was styled by celebrity hairstylist Aviva Perea. Here is a run down how to achieve her super sleek look with John Frieda Frizz-Ease products...
photo credit: Tractenberg
Step 1 – Prep
Perea prepped hair with Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse ($6.99), applying it to the roots to add extra lift to Saldana's blowout.
Step 2 – Style
Next, Perea blowdried Saldana's hair sleek and straight with a large Spornette mixed-bristle brush. Taking one inch sections, Perea spritzed Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat Styling Spray ($6.99) from root to end and ran a flat iron down each piece.

Step 3 – Perfect Perea finished off the look by coating Saldana's hair with Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist ($6.99 at drugstores) so her hair glistened under the lights on the red carpet. To ensure her style stayed sleek and frizz-free all night, Perea sprayed Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray ($6.99) to her finished look. 


Tractenberg press release


Nexxus Youth Renewal Elixir

Years of highlighting and sun have definitely taken a toll on my hair. At 31 years old, I've been shifting my focus away from products that strip my hair clean and enhance my highlights, to products that help reverse the signs of aging. This is why I was excited to try out Nexxus Rejuvenating Elixir from their Youth Renewal line.

The Nexxus Youth Renewal line has a shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, blow dry spray and an elixir. Each product is suppose to help combat 8 signs of aging hair: volume loss, breakage, roughness, less shine, dryness, brittleness, unruliness and loss of color vibrancy. I experience both brittleness and dryness the most, and I can tell that I am starting to have volume loss.

After washing my hair, I followed the bottle's directions and I put 4 drops (okay, maybe 5) in my hair, focusing on both the roots and the ends. I combed through to make sure it was evenly distributed and then I dried my hair. I could definitely tell a difference in how my hair dried. My hair looked shinier even after one use, so I'm looking forward to starting using this 3-4 times a week to get all of the benefits. Two added bonuses: it's small enough to travel with and has a fun fruity scent.

Along with anti-aging products, you can also do the following to help protect your hair:
 - Wear a hat or scarf if you'll be outside in the sun for awhile.
 - Don't wash your hair every day. I know it sounds weird, but it's good for hair to build up natural oils.
 - Frequently trim your hair to get rid of dead ends.
 - Go easy on the hot styling tools. If you have to blow dry and straighten your hair, use a heat protection product.

Interested in trying out Nexxus for yourself? It's your lucky day! Fill out this form to receive a sample for yourself! Hurry up, only 500 samples available! 
NeXXus Youth Renewal combats 8 signs of aging hair. Our Vita-8 Complex helps improve color radiance, shine, strength, and volume, as well as reduce frizz.

--> Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Unilever via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Unilever Nexxus.



Hairstyles on the Oscar's Red Carpet



Lots of old Hollywood glamour tonight! Adele was styled by Michael Ashton created a voluminous half-up do that complemented her class black Jenny Packham gown.

In order to recreate this look, follow these steps from Michael using products from John Frieda. 
1. Towel dry wet hair, removing excess moisture before working through the NEW Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray ($9.99 at drugstores) on mid-lengths and ends. 
2. Flip hair over with your head between your knees, blasting hot air down the hair shaft for instant lift at the roots and thickness through the rest of the hair. 
3. When hair is about 80% dry, flip your hair back over and take large sections, smoothing them with a medium sized round brush. Pay particular attention to the ends to ensure they are bouncy and luscious. 
4. Flip hair over with your head between your knees, blasting hot air down the hair shaft for instant lift at the roots and thickness through the rest of the hair. 
5. When hair is about 80% dry, flip your hair back over and take large sections, smoothing them with a medium sized round brush. Pay particular attention to the ends to ensure they are bouncy and luscious. 
6. Section the hair into quarters and apply a medium-large curling iron to each section to achieve a contemporary and feminine texture. Next set in hot rollers. Once cool, carefully brush through hair with a natural bristle brush. 
7. Continue for the remaining three sections, ensuring that as you have finished curling each section you pin it in a barrel curl using a sectioning clip while it cools and sets. 
8. After 5-10 minutes, remove the sectioning clips, gently tousle hair. Pull half of the hair back and tease at the crown, securing pieces together in the back of the head. Leave down two small sections of hair to frame the face. Mist Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores) for a long-lasting finish.


 
Stacey Keibler's old Hollywood glamour look was styled by Robert Vetica, using Carol's Daughter products. He used the Monoi & Macadamia collections to create her loo

To get the look:
1 - Robert started out with wet hair, adding a few drops of the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum ($30) to give Stacy’s hair the strength and flexibility it needed for the initial blowdry.
2 - After blowdrying, Robert applied the Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Serum ($18) before curling her hair into loose waves and setting it with the Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Styling Hair Spray ($17).
3 - Following, Robert brushed out Stacy’s curls and swept hair into a loose faux bob, finishing off the look with the Carol’s Daughter Finishing Shine Mist ($18) to give her hair a lasting, red-carpet shine.


Renee Zellweger was sytled by Robert Vetica using Wella Professionals

Hair Look:
The chignon is very classic, sophisticated chic, and red carpet elegant.

Step-By-Step Styling:
1.      First, wet hair was prepped with small amount of Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier ($16) Style Primer
2.      Then, section by section blow dry with a large round bristle brush and back comb each section lightly.
3.      Once the hair is completely dry, split into two pieces and tuck into a low chignon securing with bobby pins.
4.      Spray the pinned hair lightly with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight ($13) to create shine.
5.      Finally, set the look with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray ($15).


Va-va-voom Isla Fisher! She was styled by Marcus Francis using Wella Professionals too!

Inspiration:
Marcus explained “I wanted Isla's personality to really show by keeping her hair sleek and down, it made the look feel young, sexy, and fun, just like her. Having a no part half-up, half-down would help to modernize the hairstyle.”  A strapless dress doesn't always mean the hair must be worn up. In this case Isla showed off her red, shiny locks which really popped against her blue dress by wearing it down.

Step-By-Step Styling:
1.      From wet hair, apply Wella Professional Flowing Form Smoothing Balm ($14) section by section and blow dry with a medium size round brush.
2.      Create your part for the section you're pulling back by starting at the arch of each eyebrow, and continue back to the crown.
3.      Spray Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray ($14) before you flat iron each section from roots to ends.
4.      Secure the section pulled back by using a bobby pin on each side at the crown. Slide the pin underneath the top layer of the hair to anchor without slipping.
5.      Use a quarter size amount of Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Serum ($16) and take through with your fingers to seal the ends and adding shine.
6.      Finally use Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray ($15) with focus at the front and section pulled back for added hold.

Images and press releases provided by Tractenberg & Co. & Devries Global


John Frieda Golden Globes Hair Styles

Photo credit: Tractenberg & Co.
Celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis was inspired by Kerry Washington's sequined, structured gown. Here are the steps he took...

Step 1 – Prep
Spray Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray ($9.99 at drugstores), throughout wet hair and comb through to distribute the product evenly

Step 2 – Style
Blowdry hair straight. Take a flat iron and straighten hair section by section--the heat of flat iron will activate 3-Day Straight, to ensure sleek style that lasts all night long.

Step 3 – Perfect
Smooth Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème ($5.99) throughout hair to give a smooth, shiny finish.




Photo credit: abcnews.go.com
Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler created Claire Danes' look. Taking inspiration from the Homeland actress' red-hot Versace gown, Butler gave Claire loose waves, likening her to a modern-day Jessica Rabbit. 


Step 1 – Prep
Blowdry hair with a large, round, boar bristle brush. Take a curling iron with a 1 1/2 inch barrel and start curling hair section by section. Set the curls with Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores).

 Step 2 – Style
To create the perfect wave, use a paddle brush to brush through curls. Apply Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème ($5.99 at drugstores) throughout the hair--it will soften hair and add shine while leaving the curls chunky and intact.

Step 3 – Perfect
Finish by adding a fine mist of Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray to lock in the style.




Kristen Stewart at Twilight Part 2 Premiere

Where are all of my Twilight fans at!? I read the entire series but I'm two movies behind. I plan on having a marathon movie night this weekend so I can go see the finale in theaters. 

The Twilight cast got spiffied up for the premiere, including the usual tom-boyish Kristen Stewart. I thought she looked stunning in her dress. It was see-thru, yes, but still had an elegance to it. I thought it gave her an 'elegant edge.' It could have been worse, she could have worn her Converse shoes...
Below is how you can get her Veronica Lake-inspired style with a modern, deconstructed twist, by Adir Abergal for Frederic Fekkai.

HOW TO:
  1. Begin by applying Fekkai COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel from roots to ends to create texture and memory.
  2. Next, hand-dry the hair until it is completely dry to enhance your natural texture and create volume before making a deep side part.
  3. After the part is created, take 1" sections of hair, spray them with Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray and curl them around a 1" barrel curling iron. Pin the curls in place and allow hair to cool. Continue this process around the entire head.
  4. Once you’ve finished curling your hair, gently brush out the curls with the Fekkai Classic Brush and apply Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream to the ends to create separation and give hair a high-shine effect.
  5. Add a modern twist and some edge to the style by slicking back one side of the hair and pinning it in place. Finish your style withFekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray to ensure for touchable hold. 
All products by Fekkai. Fekkai COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($25), Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hair Spray ($23), Fekkai Classic Brush ($95) and Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream ($25). All products available at Fekkai.com, ULTA.com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

*Photo compliments of Devries PR


Paul Mitchell Event at Caru Salon


I was a lucky girl and was able to participate in a Glamour event at Caru Salon in Hoboken NJ.  Glamour partnered with Paul Mitchell to help launch their new lines: Curls and Blonde. Of course, I was in it for the Blonde line. I’m already a huge fan of Paul Mitchell styling products and color, so I was excited to learn more about the Blonde line.

All of the bloggers who attended received a complimentary blowout from one of Caru’s talented and trendy stylists. I was paired with Andrea and couldn’t have been happier. She did an awesome job with my hair! After a shampoo and mini scalp massage, I gave her free reign over my hair and she decided to curl it after giving me a volume blowout. I was so happy with the way this turned out. I’ve always wanted to be able to try the ‘beach waves’ look and she showed me how I can achieve it at home with a curling iron and Paul Mitchell Curl products. Even if you have straight hair, you can use Paul Mitchell Curls line to achieve this look!

Caru Salon is definitely designed for the working woman, which I love. It’s right off the PATH train so it’s very easy to get to. They are open until 10pm at night (love) and are all about creating a relaxing environment and pampering experience for their clients (double love).  

We parted with fun goody bags filled with Paul Mitchell products and a surprise gift card from Caru Salon. I have been faithfully using the sample of Paul Mitchell’s Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair before blow-drying my hair to help keep moisture in my color treated hair. An added benefit to all Paul Mitchell products is that they smell great too!

I would definitely visit Caru again for a haircut or highlights. The staff is super friendly and talented, and I love that they use Paul Mitchell products! Many thanks to Kim at Fashionably Petite for being the hostess with the most-ess! 


Beautysets - Glamour & Paul Mitchell